In About Time, the whole of classic Doctor Who is examined through the lens of the real-world social and political changes — as well as ongoing developments in television production — that influenced the series in ways big and small over the course of a generation. Armed with these guidebooks, readers will be able to cast their minds back to 1975, 1982 and other years to best appreciate the series’ content and character.
Volume 5 of this series covers Seasons 18 to 21 of “Doctor Who,” focusing on the end of Tom Baker’s tenure as the Doctor, the whole of the Peter Davison era and the start of Colin Baker’s time with the show in mind-bending detail. In addition to the usual concerns such as the TV show’s continuity (alien races, the Doctor’s abilities, etc.) and lore (anecdotal, “Did You Know?”-style material), authors Lawrence Miles and Tat Wood will examine each Davison story in the context of the year/historical period it was produced, determining just how topical the stories were.